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Historical records and information for the Parish of Swaythling


What we have:

A list of Memorial Inscriptions for St Mary’s Church, South Stoneham (off Wessex Lane). It lists all of the details on headstones and memorials in the church yard, and has an alphabetical index at the beginning.

Registers of Baptism from 1973 to date (for St Albans) and 1978 to date (for St Mary’s) and a Burial Register (Ashes) from 1996 to date.

What we do not have:

We have no old records in the Parish – anything older than the dates listed above are all held in the Southampton Archives, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY. Phone: 023 8083 2251.   Southampton Archives services hold a rich variety of materials, including registers of births, deaths and marriages, with some city records dating back to 1199.  The archives are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am to 4pm

South Stoneham

It is worth you noting the difference between the two ‘South Stoneham’ places of burials:

South Stoneham Churchyard – St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Close, off Wessex Lane SO18 2ST.   In the churchyard, there is a Garden of Remembrance where ashes are still buried.  The churchyard itself was closed to new burials in 1901, so if you are looking for a more recent burial, then you will probably need to contact South Stoneham Cemetery.

South Stoneham Cemetery – is managed by Southampton City Council and is located in Stoneham Cemetery Road, Mansbridge, Southampton SO18 2NF.  Tel 023 8076 6405


North Stoneham

St Nicholas Church on Stoneham Lane (close to Eastleigh)  is within the Parish of North Stoneham and Bassett. For information about the Churchyard and memorials at St Nicolas Church please visit their parish website

Helpful links

Southampton City Council

Southampton Archives

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery

Hampshire Records Office